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When You’re Down in Memphis

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Let’s go down to Memphis

Listen to some old time blues

That might be news to me

Feel the joy in the melancholy

As wailing guitars push out notes

Like potbellied tears

And tiny little diamonds

We’ll dance by the stage

With that sweet ol’ man with the cap

How do you say no

To a sweet ol’ man with a cap?

We will marvel

At the Beale Street Blues Boy

His portrait on the wall

The reason for it all

We’ll try those deep fried pickles

Savor the sweet tang of the ribs

Lip smackin’, hip packin’

As we sway to the rhythm

Of the house band

Let’s take a walk

Beside the muddy Mississippi

The sound of the sax

Rising softly at our backs

We’ll ride the horse drawn carraige

Lit up like Christmas

Because that is what you do

When you’re down in Memphis

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Rest in Peace, Mr. B.B. King

(September 16, 1925 – May 14, 2015)

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Dedicated to my friend, Ann and a road trip I will never forget.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Signs

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No shortage of signs in Memphis… coaxing you from one hot spot to the next. Check out this week’s photo challenge at The Daily Post